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Newb question pre class excercise

Postby cunningr » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:59 pm

I would like to do some core body training to prepare for my kite lessons. I am 55 play padel couple times a week and walk 4Km on the other days. So was thinking adding some stretching and some type of exercises to my routine would be beneficial before the class.

Can you guys recommend a lite work out no weights type routine for an old fart?

Thanks!

Padel is a padel sport popular in Spain. Like mix tennis and raquetball.

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby cwood » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:26 pm

You will be sore and use muscles you have not in the past much, no matter what....... but being fit in general is a good preparation. Be sure to do some extensive stretching and warming up before you hit the water. You are going to get pulled and yanked a bit in directions that are new. Being warmed and limber helps as well. (I know as I'm north of 50 :-) )

This is a great, no equipment routine....gets the heart rate up and works the core very well. Do it even partially to start (as much as you can)....if you do it with 2 days rest between to start (you will be sore) then go from there as to how much you can do and cut down to 1 day of rest. Don't be put off by the tats.....its a good routine to follow.

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby Exal » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:26 pm

Try this one here, it is also good after any sport or as general stretching. I additionally roll the upper front half of my leg to help with knee pain around the patella. Helps me quite good:
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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby knotwindy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:07 am

Keep it simple, do core work,
crunches, planks, squats

Just do them right, go slow, no cheating, good form for safety
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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby Exal » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm

ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 am
Holy s** that is hard. Challenge accepted :thumb:

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:32 pm

Exal wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm
ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 am
Holy s** that is hard. Challenge accepted :thumb:
Agreed. Hard stuff. Good video to watch for inspiration and as an aspirational goal.

Cunningr, it'd probably be a gross overestimation to say that maybe 1 out of 100 kiteboarders can do the routines in that great video. Don't be intimidated or fooled into thinking you need to be like the guy in the video to become a kiteboarder. Just do some cardio, strength and flexibility exercises, try to get fit, take your lessons, and have fun. :thumb:

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby TomW » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:55 pm

I'm nearly 60. Started kiting at 42.
It's individual what you need to do.

As a beginner, you'll be falling and being yanked by the kite. That means you need to to have core and neck/shoulder strength. Ask yourself if you've been able to take that kind of beating.
You'll also be over tensed and not working efficiently. Pay attention to your body when learning and stop before you are too tired. Where do you feel you have weaknesses? Work on that slowly.

As you get better, leg, knee, foot strength are very important. Best thing is cycling. But squats, lunges etc are good. Ive ridden a bike 45 years now and still do 80 -100km a week in off kiting season.

My weakness is my neck. It gets tweeked and pounded when I fall. I'm hydrofoiling.

Don't be afraid to take a NSAID ( type: ibuprofen) at bed time and stretch in the morning.

You seem to be fairly active, and aware. Just pay attention to your body, it's speaking to you. Stop when it tells you.

I'll be kiting till I'm 75.

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby cunningr » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:06 am

Thanks for all the input. Definitely no illusions here, looking to just prep the muscles so to speak. Did start with some of the excercises in the videos and already feel it.

Also just found out one of my friends son just started kiting too.

On the coast for the weekend hopefully get time in on my training kite tomorrow.

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Re: Newb question pre class excercise

Postby Exal » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:35 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Exal wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm
ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 am
Holy s** that is hard. Challenge accepted :thumb:
Agreed. Hard stuff. Good video to watch for inspiration and as an aspirational goal.

Cunningr, it'd probably be a gross overestimation to say that maybe 1 out of 100 kiteboarders can do the routines in that great video. Don't be intimidated or fooled into thinking you need to be like the guy in the video to become a kiteboarder. Just do some cardio, strength and flexibility exercises, try to get fit, take your lessons, and have fun. :thumb:
The limber 11 routine is perfect for flexibility but I've been trying the nobile video every day now and it is actually great. I can't do it perfect but I am able to get through the routine and have a good mix from the limber 11 and nobile as a beach pre kite routine. Worth sticking with it even though it looks hard, gets easier and is not as hard as an advanced yoga class, found that out recently 😂
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